Using Knowledge Based Systems to Support Anaesthetists as an Expert Assistant in Surgical Procedures and in Virtual Reality for Their Training
Two Knowledge Based System projects for anaesthetists are discussed, based on a set of rules relating to the maintenance phase of surgical anaesthesia. The Expert Assistant for an anaesthetist is the use of a KBS to make inferences from the instrument readings and to prompt and offer advice on possible problems. Examples of the rule set are given.
The use of KBS in the training of anaesthetists is discussed in relation to the simulation of unusual incidents in surgical procedures. The need is identified to be for a realistic patient model. Two development systems based on Bitmap images and non-immersive Virtual Reality are compared against user reaction. Results for the simulations show that an adequare simulation is posible on a 486 PC platform.
KeywordsVirtual Reality Maintenance Phase Surgical Anaesthesia Facial Animation Virtual Reality Training
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